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1  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Older Climax motor block cover. on: March 16, 2018, 09:09:52 PM
I had the same problem trying to find a floorboard for a Big Hauler 4-6-0, the one on the Fireman's side just under the air pump.
I found a scrap piece of styrene the same thickness as the Engineer's side and made a mirror image copy, painted it black with white edges. And I am very proud of myself because I can't tell the difference between it and an original. And it was made from scrap a little bit of old, black, spray paint and a swipe with a white paint pen, everything I already had on hand.
Go for it smcgill, the satisfaction of knowing you fixed it yourself is overwhelming!!

Let us know what happens!

2  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Mystery pipe on 2-8-0 and Climax smokestack on: January 31, 2018, 09:26:08 PM
Air pump steam exhaust.

3  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: ATTN: Service Dept: THANK YOU! on: January 31, 2018, 09:09:11 PM
Wow Mark,
You are lucky!!!

I purchased no less then 3 Annie. chassis and many other parts over the years. All good experiences, except the shipping charges Sad

Then, one day I emailed them and asked to purchase just one running board, for a 4-6-0, the one under the air pump on the Fireman's side of the boiler, any color.
They emailed me back and said the only way I could get it was to buy a complete shell for $49.99. Shocked

One would think their service department would have at least a few gutted, broken boiler shells laying around.

Well now that I got that off my chest, I'm glad to hear you had positive experience Mark.
Good job Bachmann!!

4  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Pros and Cons> 2-6-0 Indy Mogul on: January 29, 2018, 08:25:32 PM
Looking real good Joe!!
Looks like it 's running nice and smooth.

Now I'm getting the itch for one Smiley

5  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: New trains in large scale. on: January 26, 2018, 09:24:15 PM
I too have four Bachmann 4-6-0s a lyn and mostly all of my rolling stock are Bachmann.
I think Bachmann's details are superior to LGB or USA's, just look at the truss rod detail, and at a better price too.

As for Aristo, I thought most of their stuff was 1:29 scale except for the 2-8-0. I try to stay with mostly 1:22.5

The one boxcar that I'd like to see from Bachmann would be a Big Hauler outside braced boxcar. Like I say, I like the, old, narrow gauge stuff.

Just a thought.

6  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Cab Removal on: January 26, 2018, 08:40:42 PM
It's also easier if you pull the red cover off the switch.

7  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Used Christmas train on: January 05, 2018, 08:46:58 PM
Sorry Wade, when I looked at the first post on this board all I saw was "Radio Control"  Embarrassed Huh?

I should have known better Wink

8  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Used Christmas train on: January 05, 2018, 08:35:41 PM
If its not the battery powered Big Hauler then click on the link below for the track powered instructions.

Have fun with your train, and I hope this helps you out!!

9  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: 2018 on: January 02, 2018, 03:12:46 PM
Happy New year All!!!

10  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: DCC in the DCC ready Porter and 2-4-2 on: December 29, 2017, 11:43:52 PM
I have the re-released, newest, 2-4-2 and it does have the chuff cam on the front set of the driver wheels, the rear drivers have the driven gear from the motor.
Also, the chuff cam has four contacts, across the axle, so the chuffs are correctly quartered, four chuffs per revolution unlike the Big Haulers that only have two contacts for two chuffs per revolution.
Why Bachmann does that is beyond me? Perhaps their very basic chuff-card can't handle four chuffs at higher speeds.

For what its worth, hope this helps.

11  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: 4-6-0 Running Board on: August 07, 2017, 07:53:08 PM
Thanks again Bill.
I guess I didn't type my password and hit the "Change Your Profile" button after I unchecked the hide box.
I thought everything was good because I saw the middle icon, under my user name, that looks like a typewriter and says email when you scroll over it.

I also appreciate your offer for looking, but please don't go out of your way. I too have plenty of other projects to do and I am not really needing another locomotive at this time. And, oh yeah, there's that pesky, eight hour a day, five days a week, job that keeps interrupting my play time.

I'll keep cruising eBay. That's how I got this wreck in the first place! I really didn't need it, I just wanted the tender. Ha ha!!!

Thanks again!

12  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: 4-6-0 Running Board on: August 06, 2017, 01:16:27 PM
Thanks Bill,
I just made it visible. Roll Eyes

13  Discussion Boards / Large / 4-6-0 Running Board on: August 06, 2017, 05:13:35 AM
I recently emailed the Bachmann parts department...
I am looking for one Large Scale part number 88005-00S01. Large Scale 4-6-0 left side running board that is directly under the air compressor.
I do not care what the color is, if you have one laying around I would like to purchase it if possible.

Thank you.

And they replied...
?I regret to inform you that we do not have this part by it's self. This part comes with the shell and I regret to say we can not break down the shell.

I find it hard to believe that they don't have one of these laying around, in any color. I would think they would get many 4-6-0s in for body damage repair.

If someone has one, I'd be happy to purchase it from you and pay the postage, email me, it's in my profile.

14  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Any announcements for large scale from NMRA convention? on: August 06, 2017, 04:49:40 AM
I hate to say it but we're a dying breed.
Very few kids, now a days, know anything about mechanical things. they live in a virtual world where they just tap on a screen and see the results on that same screen.

But it's not all doom and gloom, the ones that do know mechanics will save the rest.

Until then, I want to play with my trains!

15  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Help with Thomas sound boards on: August 06, 2017, 04:10:54 AM
Hopefully you find a solution to your sound card question.
And I have emailed you.

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